On Feb.12, 2015 Hon'ble Mayor Sovan Chatterjee inaugurated Kolkata's first Grid Connected battery-less Solar Power street lighting system at Deshapriya Park in ward no.-85.
50 Solar electric posts have been set up at Deshapriya Park each of which has an 180 watt LED based panel that is equivalent of 400 watts of Sodium Vapour/ Metal Halide electricity . The solar panels will help to generate electricity throughout the day and the generated power will be put into the CESC grid. The LEDs will be lighted up with the generated power in the night . An automatic control systems has been put in place and the lights will be switched on automatically after evening and dimming arrangement by 60% after 11 p.m. It is a carbon neutral lighting system.
The dignitaries presents in the auspicious occasion were-Hon'ble MIC (power) Govt.of W.B. Manish Gupta, MIC (Panchayet, PHE , Rural Development) Govt.of W.B. Subrata Mukherjee, Hon'ble MMIC(Parks & Square, adv.. ) Debasis Kumar, Hon'ble Councillor of ward no-87 Smt. Tanima Chatterjee, Hon'ble Councillor ward no.-90 Chatali Chattopadhyay, Hon'ble Councillor ward no-84 Paromita Chatterjee, Hon'ble Councillor of ward no. -69 Smt. Anita Basu representative from HUDCO,representative,from CESC , Member of High Power Committee on Renewable Energy and Climate Change of KMC.